5 interesting lottery facts you didn’t know

With the EuroMillions jackpot having reached no less than €174,000,000, it’s time to get into the lottery spirit, wouldn’t you agree?

1. Do you know where the word ‘lottery’ comes from? Well, it’s a multi-cultural mashup! Since evolving into its modern form, in Belgium and the Netherlands, the English word ‘lottery’, actually originates from the Dutch word ‘lot’, meaning ‘fate’ and the Italian word ‘lotto’.

2. Lotteries are much older than you think! Though it’s almost impossible to definitively say when lotteries started, it is believed that the earliest forms can be traced as far back as 100BC, in the Han Dynasty in China and in Ancient Rome, meaning that lotteries have been around for at least 2,000 years!

3. There are lottery speed cameras in Sweden. Yes, you heard correctly. The speed camera photographs license plates of drivers abiding by the limit, as well as those who are going a little faster. Those who are obeying the law have their license plates pulled (in a lottery) and receive a portion of the money collected from those who are speeding. Let’s get moving to Sweden ladies and gentlemen!

4. Did you know that in order to claim lottery winnings in Canada, you are required to do a math problem?

5. Did you know that the average lottery winner buys 4.5 brand new cars, either for themselves or for their friends and family, while 10% buy more than ten. Crazy, right?

5.5. BONUS FACT: Did you know that your chance of winning the EuroMillions is 1 in 13 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160! With these odds, there’s no wonder why people from all over the world want to take part.

Here’s how you can too…

Create an account on Jackpot.com and have your friends or family do the same. Next, just select the EuroMillions lottery and bet on five numbers from 1-50, as well as two Lucky Stars between 1-12.

Oh and don’t forget! You can also subscribe to Jackpot.com, to always keep your hand in the game. Stay up to date with the biggest jackpots in the world and remember to like Jackpot.com on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

The biggest lottery news is always posted on their pages, so you’ll know when a big jackpot is up for grabs. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in exclusive competitions and win amazing prizes, which are only available to their followers.

What’s more, you’re in very good hands, as Jackpot.com is regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority to ensure responsible betting. If you need help along any step of the way feel free to contact Jackpot.com’s knowledgeable Customer Experience Team for assistance.

Have fun and good luck!

Thanks to Jackpot.com you have the opportunity to enter lotteries that you normally wouldn’t be able to enter without visiting the country directly and purchasing a ticket. That all changes with Jackpot.com where you can enter lotteries from all over the world without having to leave your home. By doing this you have the opportunity to win huge jackpots which you may not otherwise have access to!

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